From Arcadia to Arcades

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The Margate School, High Street, Margate, UK

Event details

2021-09-26 12:30
12:30 UTC
FREE

Thread and Word present From Arcadia to the Arcades.

Sunday September 26th 1.30pm
Thread and Word have created a unique set of 32 walking cards with prompts. Inspired by Tom Stoppard’s play Arcadia, the cards may make you consider the people and places around you in a new way.
These cards have been developed during our workshops with East Kent Mencap members.
We’ll chat our way from the Sunken Gardens in Westbrook to the Clocktower in Margate. Along the way we’ll look at the Nayland Rock’s history and talk about gardens, books, plays and botany. And, if you’ve seen Arcadia or know the Sunken Gardens, we may even talk about how they are linked!
Free to all. You can reserve a ticket at http://margatebookie.com just to make sure of your place.

Thread and Word present The Long Table

Sunday September 26th 3.30pm
The Margate School (The old Woollies, 31-33 High Street)
An invitation for all of you to join in with a presentation on A Refracted View. You’ll meet artists, academics, walkers and friends who’ve partnered with the local group Thread and Word since the Estuary Festival in June.
Pre-booking essential. Get your tickets at http://margatebookie.com. Free tea and biscuits for all participants!

About Thread and Word
In 2014 Bille Penfold (MRSS FRSA) formed Thread and Word to bring people together through a shared love of poetry and textiles. Based in Whitstable, but often in Margate, Billie uses digital media, sound and locative mapping to create unique walking events. Her friendly and fun events combine walking, weaving and storytelling.

Elspeth Penfold

SWS Award winner

Elspeth (Billie) Penfold (MRBS FRSA) is a textile artist who combines walking, weaving and performative storytelling. Billie uses hapticity and psychogeography to explore narratives. She hand spins ropes which are knotted by participants as part of perform...

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